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Beer – #502 – Liberty – La Debut De Tout

La Debut De Tout – The Debut Of All –  an increasingly popular style the Saison. So here we go, Popular beer, popular music, popular numbers and pop-around.

100% NZ ingredients with Gladfield Pilsner, Aurora malt and NZ Liberty hops. The yeast is from DuPont brewery in Belgium. 

Brewed by Liberty Brewing Co this is in the style: Saison and they are in Auckland, New Zealand.

This was a fill-your-own 1 Litre ‘growler’ that is a beer of 4.7% ABV which means that this is only 3.71 standard drink units worth of beer, this in total would be about 400 calories.

It's in a brown bag, how I've fallen.

It’s in a brown bag, how I’ve fallen.

Looking for something different than massive hops? Like the occasional Belgian beer? Try this all new Liberty Saison, a very refreshing and slightly spicy summer Farmhouse ale! Noted characters are bubblegum with spice on the nose, grapefruit.

What could possibly go wrong?

After a long couple of days this is something that I’ve been looking forward to. That and the Fish and Chips for dinner that I’ve been promised.

It’s incredibly pale, in the bottle, and of course the glass, for which I’ve gone the jam-jar look.

Very fruity aroma in this, well carbonated, great pour, fantastic head, more a dusty aroma in the glass,

La Debut De ToutThere are a couple early picks, one is the earthy tang and the other is the thinness.

  • Bubblegum – not really, there isn’t enough of the sugary malting that would lead you believe that.
  • Spice on the nose – It’s fairly earthy but this is debatable.
  • Grapefruit – Which you’d think is quite tart and also quite specific – which this isn’t.

This is though easy drinking and is easy to enjoy for the flavours and mouthfeel that it does deliver, it also looks great and retains it’s head, and has nice lacing in the tumbler.

Price-wise, something I’m generally loath to do, this isn’t expensive, and is somewhat money well spent if you compare it to a domestic type beer for the everyman. It’s also a lot more interesting and enjoyable, different and tastier. Rarer too.

My mood has changed in drinking this (and the music helped a bit) and I’ve become a lot calmer and nicer, perhaps I was ‘hangry’ and the snack I had helped too.

A very summery beer, that is soft, mellow, has some tartness in and around the middle, and an earthy finish that is both a surprise and unusual, but not unwelcome.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as an 8 on its things from the thing. * being ‘very good’. This is that beer that starts muddled, piques your interest and gallops on being the same, making it in the end something a bit nice and shareable.

The double dip review

  1. Am I enjoying it? I was doubtful and now I’m a bit of a convert, this is a great summer evening starter beer.
  2. Would I have another? I’m having another 🙂
  3. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? This is a fine way to start a conversation, it’s a beer that should appeal to lots of people, there are similar/differents to domestic beer that would have some confused and converted, and for the craft snob something to crow about.

Riiight .

Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies – and this is from the Album “Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!” a track  “I believe I can fly” yes it’s a covers band and it’s all glam rock

Hey it is so worth a listen if you want to sing you lungs out to old standards! Cracking!


Fruity esters dominate the aroma. Clarity is good with a large foamy head on top. The addition of several spices and herbs create a complex fruity or citrusy flavor. Light to medium bodied with very high carbonation. Alcohol level is medium to high.


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